Lutheran High School
of St. Charles County

Fall Sports Information


LHS Families, 

We hope that you have been enjoying your summer break and involving yourselves in fun and relaxing activities.  Soon we will all be back in school beginning what we are sure, will be an excellent 2016-2017 school year.  

Our department is personally committed to continuous improvement, the belief that all programs in a school can be improved no matter how good they are.  Some items that the staff and I want to improve this year are:  communication with parents and the LHS community about our programs, our school spirit, and encouraging students to be involved in a number of different activities during the school year!  In order to get these things accomplished, inclusivity is the key; we look forward to working with you as we work together to make an already excellent school even better!  

As we make plans for the upcoming school year, we wanted to share a few notes/reminders with you.  Some of this information has previously been sent out…if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Activities Office. Here are some important details regarding the 2016-2017 school year:

MSHSAA Pre-Participation Physicals – You must turn in your physical for the 2016-2017 school year prior to Monday, August 1.  You will not be permitted to practice until you have this done.  MSHSAA requires that your physical be dated after February 1, 2016 to be current for this season.  A reminder that you also need to have at least 14 practices prior to a competition, so be sure that you submit your information in a timely fashion.

Privit – 
The Lutheran High School Athletic Program is utilizing a new program to help collect and store the information required by MSHSAA for high school athletes to participate in sports. This new program allows parents to register their child for the athletic teams at Lutheran High School and e-sign all of the appropriate forms.  Accounts will remain available from year-to-year to update as needed.  For more information and to register visit the Athletic website:  http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/


—Athletic Schedules 2016-2017 – Are now available on the LHS website under “teams.”  Please note that the schedules WILL CHANGE UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON…and will not be “official” until the start of the school year and/or the parent meeting for that specific season.

ArbiterLive.com – The LHS Athletic program is transitioning it’s scheduling process to Arbiter Live.com.  All team schedules will be available online and will update automatically with any changes.  Parents and athletes will have the option to “follow” specific teams and receive emails and/or text messages when changes are made to games. Individual team schedules can be printed directly from the website. An ICAL link is also available, to subscribe to specific team schedules. Watch for more information to come!! 

Booster Club – In 2016-2017, we are excited to kick off the first ever Booster Club for LHS Activities!  In preparation, meetings were had last spring to begin planning for this upcoming school year.  Please contact Brady Westphal with questions:  jawestphal@yahoo.com.  Additional details regarding the Booster Club can be found on our website : http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/booster-club/

Fall Sports Start Date – All Fall sports practices will begin on Monday, August 1st. A complete listing of times and locations will be available on our website later in July.  Further, please see our website for contact information for our fall coaching staff and sponsors.  Please contact them directly with any questions regarding our programs at LHS.

Athletic Fee – Please be reminded that the athletic fee for our fall sports is due one week before practices begin on August 3rd.  Fees are due by Monday, July 27.  For complete details, please see the “About Us” tab on the Athletic website http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/about-us/.

Social Media – Have you signed up for a Twitter account yet?  Updates on LHS activities are available on twitter.  To follow our updates on twitter if you do not have an account, please go to www.twitter.com/lutherancougars.  To have our tweets sent directly to your phone via SMS, you will need to sign up for a twitter account.  Our main, all-encompassing account is…@LutheranCougars.  Other activities can be found on our FAQ page of our website, under #15 or http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/about-us/faqs/

Fall Sports Parent Meeting – It is mandatory for at least one parent to attend the fall sports parent meeting on Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30 pm in the LHS gymnasium.  Additional details regarding this evening will be sent later in July.  Again, this is mandatory for you to attend this 1 hour meeting.

Pre-Season Video – In preparation for the Fall Sports Parent Meeting, you will view a video detailing the 2016-2017 school year, rules and regulations of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA), the AAA Conference and Lutheran High School.  Viewing this video BEFORE the Fall Sports Parent Meeting on August 9 is helpful.  A link for this video will be sent to you via email and via social media in late July.

Dead Week 2017 – We hope that you and your family were able to enjoy a vacation during our dead week this week.  Looking ahead to the summer of 2017 and  because many families plan vacations around this week, the LHS coaching staff would like to let you know that the dead week for 2017 will be Saturday, July 1 through Sunday, July 9.  Feel free to schedule vacations for this week next summer as well.

Again, through the remainder of the summer, if you have any questions, please contact the Activities Office.

Thank you and Go Cougars!

Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA
Activities Director

Jana Leppien
Activities Assistant

(636) 928-5100
athletic@lhssc.org

Positive Coaching


The Lutheran High School coaching staff is proud to announce it has been accepted as a Positive Coaching School, and our Commitment to learn, model, and teach the Principles of Positive Coaching.  Positive Coaching is a program which was designed and implemented by the University of Missouri.  Positive Coaching focuses on relationships as the cornerstone of effective coaching, specifically “Winning Kids with Sport!”
 
Positive Coaching provides coaches a scientifically and philosophically sound way to teach athletes how to compete and perform their very best on a consistent basis. Positive Coaching liberates athletes to prepare better, perform better, achieve more, and experience personal excellence. This empowers them to be prouder, happier, healthier, and more fulfilled for their investment, and it motivates athletes to come back and do more!

 

Principles of Positive Coaching

1. Discover the Calling

Reflect on personal values and foundational beliefs.
Identify goals and purposes of the sport experience.
Develop and shape coaching philosophy.
Adopt the role of the learner.
Choose to model and develop positive character…relentlessly!

2. Build the Foundation 


Create and nurture each individual’s self-worth and self-esteem.
Promote and protect the priority of each individual’s well-being and 
happiness.
Develop and foster the sense of meaning and purpose.
Develop a healthy attitude toward competition.
Develop the desire to have fun.

3. Cultivate Positive and Caring Relationships 


Communicate respectfully with those you lead, just as you would wish to be communicated with by those who lead you.
Develop a spirit of cooperation.
Demonstrate and utilize positive, active, constructive instruction.
Demonstrate and utilize positive, active, constructive responding.
Develop and model the regular sharing of gratitude.

4. Empower Growth Mindsets

Develop and model a positive approach to achieving SuCCCCCCCess, and emphasize engagement in the process.
Develop the realization that nothing of any real value is ever achieved without hard work and dedication.
Develop intrinsic motivation, internal motivation, approach motivation, and positive motivation.
Develop self-confidence by allowing individuals to make decisions for oneself, about oneself, and by oneself.

5. Inspire Passionate Hearts 


Develop the desire to strive wholeheartedly toward personal excellence.
Identify and build upon each person’s strengths.
Model, promote, and nurture positive emotions.
Develop the perspective of optimism as defining the sport culture.
Celebrate and savor individuals’ experiences of achievement and success, both in and out of sport.

6. Produce and Achieve Optimal Performances 


Develop and model the skills of “Thinking Right” in sport.
Develop and model the skills of focus and self-control.
Develop and model the skills of the 7 C’s of SuCCCCCCCess.
Develop and model the skills of mental toughness.
Develop and nurture an environment that supports flow experiences.

To view more, please visit the Positive Coaching website:

https://education.missouri.edu/positivecoaching/

In accordance with the Lutheran High School mission statement of nurturing of personal Christian growth, the central goal of the LHS athletic program is to foster personal Christian characteristics and qualities of respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, commitment, reliability, common sense and perseverance. These values learned through the athletic experience at LHS will equip the student-athletes for a life of Christian service.

LHS Coaches Mission Statement — I will devote myself to building and maintaining a program that reflects a commitment to 1 Corinthians 10:31, establishing excellence in practice, player development, parental involvement, scouting, conditioning, and present/future student interest. I will continually study and work to maximize my potential as a coach, recognizing that professional growth is required to maintain and develop new teaching and mentoring techniques. Above all, I understand that the program is a reflection of what I value: my faith, my family, my players and their families.

New to LHS Athletics – Privit


The Lutheran High School Athletic Program is utilizing a new program to help collect and store the information required by MSHSAA for high school athletes to participate in sports.  This new program allows parents to register their child for the athletic teams at Lutheran High School and e-sign all of the appropriate forms.  Accounts will remain available from year-to-year to update as needed.

 

Privit Instructions: 

1.     Register an account in parents name here: https://lhscougars-mo.e-ppe.com

2.     Add athlete(s) to your account

3.     Complete all relevant athlete information and forms

·      Personal Details

·      MSHSAA Parent Permission

·      MSHSAA Concussion Materials

·      MSHSAA Student Agreement

·      Emergency Contact Information

·      Pre-Participation History Form

·      LHS Sportsmanship Contract

 ·      LHS Training Rules

4.     Apply parent electronic signature

5.     Apply athlete electronic signature (enable the log-in for your child to create an e-signature)

6.     Upload signed physical form from your physician (only the page signed by the physician is needed for upload) – for families that have turned in their physicals to the school office, your form will be uploaded once you have created your Privit account for your child.  (If you need additional help uploading your MSHSAA physical form.  Please bring your form to the school office after you have created a Privit account for you and your athlete.)

For more detailed instructions, download the Privit instruction sheet.  Feel free to contact Jana Leppien athletic@lhssc.org with any questions.

Lutheran Track and Field Coaching Openings @ LHS for 2016-2017


 Lutheran High School is currently accepting applications  for two assistant track and field coaching positions  for the 2016-2017 school year. Please submit a letter of interest and resume as well as direct all questions to Activities Director, Doug Kuhlmann @ DKuhlmann@lhssc.org and (314) 497-3014.
  • Track & Field Assistant Coach – specializing in the throwing events.  Applicants with previous throw coaching experience are preferred.  Applicants should have a knowledge of strength and conditioning for throwers as well as the ability to teach the technical aspects for throwing events.
  • Track & Field Assistant Coach – specializing in sprinters and jumpers.  Applicants with previous Track & Field coach experience are preferred.  Applicants should have a knowledge of training systems associated with sprinting as well as the technical aspects of jumping events.

LHS Hires New Volleyball Coach


Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Greg Franklin as the Head Boy’s Volleyball Coach and JV Girl’s Volleyball Coach for the 2016-2017 school year.  Mr. Franklin brings a wealth of experience in Lutheran Education and in coaching to our staff and will provide our students with a strong Christian role model in our activities program.

Coach Franklin graduated from Hazelwood West High School where he played club volleyball for two years while serving as the captain his senior year. In 2001, he graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a bachelor of science degree in mass communications and a minor in kinesiology. He played club ice hockey for the SIUE Cougars and became the starting goalie for two years. In 2012, Coach Franklin completed his Master’s in Education (K-12) from Missouri Baptist University.  Since then, he has coached middle school A and B-team volleyball at Atonement Lutheran School, where his girls went to the state tournament twice in four years. Coach Franklin was also an assistant varsity/JV head coach for the Whitfield Warriors volleyball program.

Along with coaching volleyball, Coach Franklin has also been an assistant ice hockey coach for Whitfield, assistant track coach for Atonement Lutheran as well as a varsity girl’s lacrosse head coach for Villa Duchesne, Whitfield and Hazelwood Central.  Coach Franklin continues to play volleyball at a high level. He has played on a men’s league for over 15 years and continues to play in indoor and sand tournaments.

We look forward to Coach Franklin leading our new boy’s volleyball program in the spring of 2017 and working well with Coach Sas, Coach Gnade, Coach Von Deylen, and Coach Patton as a member of our girl’s volleyball program this fall.

LHS Hires New Wrestling Coach


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Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Jake Goslin as the Head Varsity Wrestling Coach for the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Goslin will bring a high degree of Christian leadership, a strong approach to educational-based athletics, and an excellent wrestling background to the Lutheran High wrestling program.

Jacob Goslin is a 2006 graduate of Trinity Lutheran School Orchard Farm and a 2010 graduate of Lutheran High School Saint Charles.  While attending Lutheran High School Jacob was a member of the football and wrestling programs and served as a captain of the wrestling team his senior year.  Following high school he attended the University of Missouri- Columbia where he dual majored in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Language Arts and English with an emphasis in Creative Writing.  Jacob started his coaching career at Hickman High School in Columbia during his sophomore year of college.

After serving as a coach for two years at Hickman he was asked to be a part of the founding coaching staff for the newly opened Battle High School.  After serving as a coach for two years at Battle, Jacob graduated from the University of Missouri and took a job teaching and coaching at Lutheran High School Saint Charles.  He currently teaches Freshmen Health/PE and Communications 2. Jacob lives with his wife Megan in St. Charles.

Lutheran High School believes that Mr. Goslin will bring a Christian demeanor, positive attitude, strong work ethic and passionate personality which will leave a lasting impact on the Lutheran High wrestling program and the greater community.  Coach Goslin will help capitalize on the program’s past successes, as well as launching new beginnings full of Christian excellence, teamwork and success for the future.  Lutheran High is thrilled to have such an exceptional coach leading our program.

LHS Wins IAABO Awards


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Congratulations to Senior Savannah Kluesner for being name the IAABO (Association Approved Basketball Officials) Player of the Year for the third year in a row.

Lutheran High was also the recipient of the IAABO – AAA Conference Small School Sportsmanship Award.  LHS has won this award 3 out of the past 4 years.  Way to go LHS fans!!!